Manchester United and Liverpool will lock horns for the second time in a matter of weeks tomorrow, but ahead of the game David Moyes has announced that Robin van Persie will definitely miss out due to a groin problem. The 30-year old Dutchman was a shock exclusion from the United line-up at weekend, and his stay on the sidelines looks set to continue.
Hopefully this isn’t a serious problem for our star striker, as we’ll need him in the coming weeks as we look to start bridging that five point deficit at the top of the table.
In his pre-match presser, David Moyes said:
“I don’t think he will play on Wednesday [Liverpool game], he will have an outside chance for Saturday [WBA game].”
It looks as though Javier Hernandez may get his first start under Moyes tomorrow night due to Van Persie’s injury, and if the Mexican finds that goalscoring touch we all know he possesses, he could well force his way into Moyes’ regular plans.
Van Persie has been given an ‘outside chance’ for the game on Saturday, but if he isn’t ready and raring to go then I’d leave him out until the next game so he doesn’t aggravate the injury further.